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Senior Broadcast Journalist (Investigations)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The BBC is an international multimedia broadcaster on radio, TV, online and social networks with a weekly global audience of 320 million. As part of an historic and exciting expansion of BBC Africa, the BBC World Service is launching new current affairs and news programmes and innovative digital services to work alongside existing African Services.

Role Responsibility

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Broadcast Journalist to work in BBC Africa’s new Investigations Unit.

You will have extensive experience of TV investigative journalism, whereby you will producing current affairs and investigative documentaries from Nairobi for the investigations unit.

In addition, you will develop investigative content and innovative TV and digital storytelling by working closely with the Africa Service reporters and freelancers.

You may need to travel to hostile environments and a thorough experience of running teams in these areas is preferred.

The Ideal Candidate

You would have a solid track record of delivering high impact TV documentaries, and investigations across Sub-Sahara.

You will have sound knowledge of long form and short form production techniques suitable for  television, digital video.

Knowledge of the African media market, current affairs and your ability to make sound judgements on matters of editorial sensitivity will be key to your success in the role.

Package Description

Salary:               Within Grade

Location:            Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type:    12 months International Assignment

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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